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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
96. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 6, 2014, 15:03 Krovven
 
I've never been a big fan of the Monk and it's my least played class. I got mine to lvl 60 and about 15 Paragon before the patch and haven't really played it since.

http://www.diablofans.com/ has been posting some builds you can try for all the classes over the last few days.

Moldran posted yesterday a video showing some testing with the new stat Area Damage and how powerful it can be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBQL2MIUSjk

 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
88. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 14:40 Krovven
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 14:18:
Really? People don't connect their XBOX's and PS3/4's to the internet? That seems like a strange statement considering that the XBone requires it, and the PS4 was also going to do it until they saw Microsoft getting their balls kicked into their brain, then smartly changed course as they saw that people in fact, want an offline option.

Do you even know what you are saying when you post this stuff? I'm not even going to bother typing out the obvious contradiction in what you said here. It speaks for itself.

BTW, Xbox One no longer requires an internet connection (except for initial setup) due to said outcry.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
84. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 13:35 Krovven
 
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 12:17:
Krovven wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 04:23:
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 00:08:
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:06:
The inclusion of the AH was an attempt at dealing with these problems from D2.
Your naivete is very cute.

As is your idiocy. The AH was Blizz's answer to getting people away from dealing with shady 3rd party sites selling gold an items. They wanted a piece of that, hard to fault them for it.
My idiocy.... They put up the auction house to create a new recurring revenue stream from D3. It was put up for profit...not to fix anything. Do not try to attribute altruism to something obviously motivated by greed. Look, you're a Blizzard fanboi, I get that....but if you want people to believe you're offering logical arguments, don't let the BlizzLove bleed through quite o clearly.

Then why did they have the gold AH at all? Why not just straight up sell items? Why shut them down instead of making changes and keeping the RMAH to keep that profit going? Why make the items BoA and shut both the AH's down? Keep trying troll.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
77. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 04:23 Krovven
 
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 00:08:
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:06:
The inclusion of the AH was an attempt at dealing with these problems from D2.
Your naivete is very cute.

As is your idiocy. The AH was Blizz's answer to getting people away from dealing with shady 3rd party sites selling gold an items. They wanted a piece of that, hard to fault them for it. It worked, but it caused problems with the game. I was all for the inclusion of the GAH, but it hurt the game so I'm all for getting rid of it and going with the system they have now. I'd just like to see them open up the trading to within clan members instead of just the group you are with.

On another note, I got a pretty sweet game breaking helm tonight. Blind Faith, 32.9% chance to blind enemies. Changing my build to pure DPS (320k), my Wiz can solo Torment 6 quite easily with this helm.

Wizards really are a bit OP right now and I wouldn't be surprised if they get nerfed a bit.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
68. removed Mar 4, 2014, 18:30 Krovven
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
67. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 18:28 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 17:44:
They could have easily had offline and separate online functionality without impacting it.

Isn't that kind of the point though? There were problems with offline and online Diablo 2. They couldn't easily have a separate offline functionality without having the same problems.

blizzard-says-it-was-wrong-to-allow-offline-play-in-diablo-ii

It comes down entirely to what a few people want and what's better for the whole of the game. They are never going to make everyone happy. Removing the AH has a lot of people upset, making gear BoA has a lot of people upset. But it's for the better of the game.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
61. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 16:43 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:21:
Blizzard was trying to fight hackers etc etc etc

Yeah I've heard all that before, this debate is silly at this point. I still don't buy it as the primary motivator behind it.

Well I think you are wrong, simple as that. If the AH was all about profit for them, then they would just be making changes and keeping it in. If it was all about profit, then why even have the gold only AH at all? Removing the AH's and making items BoA is almost entirely about getting rid of botters and to get people playing the game and to get rid of all the new problems that the AH brought in.

Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:21:
That's because there is no server component, the console versions are peer to peer (so far anyway, not sure about the eventual PS4 release). The MP for them is the newer equivalent of open battle net. Blizzard probably wasn't allowed to have the clients connect to battle.net proper, at least not within the framework of the consoles. Someone who cares about offline mode probably doesn't care either way but *shrug*.

So you can come to this conclusion, but you can't figure out how online only isn't only about DRM? /facepalm

For the last time, just to be clear, I'm not saying it isn't partly about DRM. I'm saying there is more to it that benefits to the players, communities, and Blizzard as a whole.

Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:37:
I think some of that is their own fault though, they had some messaging problems. In response to some of the complaints they said something along the lines we couldn't do this game offline ...

Find me where they said they "couldn't do it offline". This isn't EA and SimCity we are talking about here. They were always upfront and clear about why they were making it online only. They have even said that making Diablo 2 playable offline was a mistake. But people like to twist things in their own little minds to suit their arguments.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
59. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 16:34 Krovven
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:15:
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:06:
Claiming online only is purely about DRM is about as obtuse as claiming that PoE isn't popular, when it has seen it's own success, just on a smaller scale to that of Diablo.
When the game is released for consoles and can be played without an internet connection, then what is the on-line requirement other than DRM?

I'm not going to go round and round in circles on the topic because I've said it all before. The narrow minded response is always "If they could do it here, why can't they do it on PC?". Three things (among many many more), they don't control PSN or Live and the consoles have same screen coop, there are far more consoles not connected to the net.

I find it humorous that people still take issue with a coop game being online only. There are hundreds/thousands of them out there...but no others take as much shit about it simply because the game from 14 years ago had an offline mode. Reality is, there are so few people that will only ever play single player only Diablo 3, they can go play something else if that's all they want.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
55. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 16:06 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 15:24:
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 15:18:
I find it amusing that some people still can't see the benefits of it being online only outside of it being just for DRM.

I don't really see any left at this point. The protection against hackers and dupers is dubious at best, especially at this point in the game. People tried to make some arguments about the dynamic joining but they could have easily separated game modes with a toggle to appease people. The existence of the console versions proves that and the offline functionality works very well, I've used it extensively. They're not going to patch it out now because they don't want people running private servers competing with them and so on, that's fine and the ship sailed long ago anyway. If I want offline I'll just buy a console version.

Nobody ever claimed it wasn't DRM, they just pointed out the other benefits that went along with it. PoE is online only...yet nobody ever bitches about that. Being free to play isn't a valid argument either.

I'm not digging up ancient threads to have the same tired debates again but yes, several people did claim it wasn't for DRM. I have seen people here bitch about it with regards to POE as well and POE isn't a very popular game here judging by the lack of responses in its threads so I'm not sure its really conclusive either way. Personally it didn't bug me much in Diablo 3 but the handwaving about design choices when everyone knew it was DRM was pretty silly of Blizzard.

I'm not sure what popularity of a game has to do with it being online only or not. The fact that Diablo (like WoW) is so popular is what attracts people to abuse the systems for their own gain. Other games don't have these problems on the same scale because they don't have millions of people around the world to benefit from. The rest of your statements are skirting any actual facts. What duping and hacking in D3? It's certainly not as widespread as it was in D2 and has been very contained in D3. There was a very brief problem with some dupe thing in the AH that was quickly closed and the people that exploited it were banned and the gold removed. There is botting, which can exist in every game due to the way it works and there was some AH thing that allowed people to break auctions that were posted at their base value. Other than that, I'm not aware of any cheating going on. Both of these problems are being dealt with the removal of the AH and gear being BoA.

If the assholes of the world weren't always just out to exploit things companies like Blizzard wouldn't have to constantly be making design choices based solely around trying to prevent the exploits. It's a never ending task for them. The inclusion of the AH was an attempt at dealing with these problems from D2. It didn't work out very well and they have removed it. Being online only just allows them to have a more controlled environment. It's a coop game first and foremost and was designed as such. Claiming online only is purely about DRM is about as obtuse as claiming that PoE isn't popular, when it has seen it's own success, just on a smaller scale to that of Diablo. But reality is, no other ARPG has seen anywhere near the success Diablo franchise has.

Just to add...while there is offline in the console versions of Diablo 3, there is also item stat hacking, which is not present in the online PC game.

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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
48. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 15:18 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 14:55:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 14:46:
Yeah, the on-line requirement is a bogus excuse for DRM -- no one with half a clue would argue that.

Several people here certainly tried but yeah the curtain was ripped away with the console versions and the offing of the AH.

I find it amusing that some people still can't see the benefits of it being online only outside of it being just for DRM. Nobody ever claimed it wasn't DRM, they just pointed out the other benefits that went along with it. PoE is online only...yet nobody ever bitches about that. Being free to play isn't a valid argument either.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
39. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 14:03 Krovven
 
Everyone plays ARPGs for different reasons and gets something different out of them. Either try the newest patch for D3 or don't, if you don't like it, then don't play it. But for the people that don't know what the fuck they are talking about, please just stop, you look like idiots.

If you are looking for a clan in D3, add me Krovven#1128. A few Bluesers have joined, there is myself, Batman, Ventus, Invictus, Alamar and I've got about 40 others in the clan, so there is always plenty of people to play with.

Having trouble coming up with a build in D3, you can always try these.
http://www.diablofans.com/news/47963-2-0-1-class-builds-collection
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Mar 3, 2014, 18:52 Krovven
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 16:02:
I'll concede to the points being stated but I stand firm on the belief that BoA/BoP gear is mind-numbingly stupid and unnecessary for an ARPG.

I just cannot wrap my head around how this came to be and hope they burn down this idea much like they have with the auction house but in far less time.

BoA is about locking down bots from farming gear and gold and selling it on 3rd party sites. The internal AH was an attempt at giving people a secure way of selling off the gear and gold instead of the nightmare that was D2. It didn't work out, so now they are trying this way. I don't mind it so much other than it is too restrictive.

People in the clan see the loot dropping in games they aren't in, the person that got it says they aren't going to use it, but they can't give it to someone that will use it and that is a shame.

There can be a middle ground. Trading only with the people that were present in your game is just a bit too restrictive, as the best way to benefit from that is having all of the same class in a group...which itself would be bad for the game.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Mar 3, 2014, 14:20 Krovven
 
I'd like to see them expand the trading to people that were in the clan at the time of a drop, and if not allow open trading in this way, at least allow an item to be traded once and not just within 2 hrs and only with the people you were playing with.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
61. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 3, 2014, 11:56 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 09:40:
You consistently respond to any slight, real or imagined, with this sort of unwarranted, grammatically dubious and barely coherent rant. It's all rather

No to be fair to Jerykk and Space Captain they're spot on. Jerykk long ago said he stopped pirating and nin keeps bringing into threads where it's totally inappropriate then hides behind the ignore filter when called on it. He doesn't pirate games anymore, grow up and move on with your life.

Exactly. He would do the same thing to me. I complained to Blue and it seems to have stopped.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Adds New Loot & Paragon Systems
23. Re: Diablo III Patch Adds New Loot & Paragon Systems Feb 26, 2014, 20:16 Krovven
 
loomy wrote on Feb 26, 2014, 13:55:
The new patch changes so much that it is basically a new game. It destroyed my character, for it no longer exists as it did! Some patch!

And a diablo game without trading isn't diablo. World of diablocraft. Sad. Deleted

I assume your toon was the Barbarian? Yea they got neutered. That's why I'll be playing my Witch Doctor and other classes most of the time now. Really I only played my Barb cus they were OP anyways. But I also have every class at lvl 60, so I have my pick.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Adds New Loot & Paragon Systems
9. Re: Diablo III Patch Adds New Loot & Paragon Systems Feb 26, 2014, 05:19 Krovven
 
So good! Started up a Clan. If you want an invite, add me as a friend Krovven#1128 and I'll invite you when I get home from work sometime around 5 pst.  
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News Comments > Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Preorder Bonuses
15. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Preorder Bonuses Feb 25, 2014, 21:07 Krovven
 
What are you talking about an extra $20?

You get these 2 items regardless of which version you preorder.


 
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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending
18. Re: Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending Feb 25, 2014, 03:15 Krovven
 
Twitter https://twitter.com/BlizzardCS

Though I can't say specifically for EU. Maybe there is a EU specific BlizzardCS Twitter.

Edit: That was easy, https://twitter.com/BlizzardCSEU_EN But no maintenance listed there.


 
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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending
16. Re: Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending Feb 25, 2014, 01:15 Krovven
 
flechett3 wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 01:08:

Good thing. It's going live today (2/25/14). Should be up around 2PM EST, I think.

Reddit post about the 2.0 patch confirmation

Nice find. Last official word was March 4th.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending
13. Re: Diablo III Expansion & Patch Testing Ending Feb 25, 2014, 00:08 Krovven
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 23:39:
Ah.. and the monster power level replacement they do, does that still add magic find?

You mean Torment I thru VI? Legendaries have an increased chance to drop the higher the difficulty. They removed the text on the screen that says by how much, so it's unknown by how much.

They've really tuned the drops so Legendaries drop a lot more frequently. So MF is not that important.
 
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